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US History Ch.8 Jazz

Jazz Age Vocabulary

TermDefinition
1. Investigation a systematic examination or official inquiry
1. Revelation an act of revealing to view or making known
1. Supply-side economics. an economic theory that lower tax rates will boost the economy as businesses and individuals invest their money, thereby creating higher tax revenue
1. Cooperative individualism President Hoover’s policy of encouraging manufacturers and distributors to form their own organizations and volunteer information to the federal government in an effort to stimulate the economy
1. Isolationism a national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
2. Mass production the production of large quantities of goods using machinery and often an assembly line
2. Assembly line a production system with machines and workers arranged so that each person performs an assigned task again and again as the item passes before him or her
2. Model T automobile built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927
2. Disposable referring to the money remaining to an individual after deduction of taxes
2. Credit an amount or sum of money placed at a person’s disposal by a bank on condition that it will be repaid with interest
3. Nativism hostility toward immigrants by native-born people
3. Anarchist a person who believes there should be no government
3. Source the point at which something is provided
3. Evolution the scientific theory that humans and other forms of life have evolved over time
3. Creationism the belief that God created the world and everything in it, usually in the way described in the Bible
3. Deny to declare untrue
3. Speakeasy a place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally
4. Bohemian unconventional; not bound by the rules of society
4. Diverse being different from one another
4. Mass media a medium of communication (such as television and radio) intended to reach a wide audience
4. Unify to bring together with similar goals or ideas
5. Jazz American style of music that developed from ragtime and blues and that uses syncopated rhythms and improvisation
5. Symbolize to represent, express, or identify by a symbol
5. Blues style of music evolving from African American spirituals and noted for its melancholy sound
5. Impact a lasting impression upon an individual or group
5. Ongoing being in process; continuing
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